Types of Hemp
We've talked about what hemp-derived CBD is, but what are the different types of CBD available?
Within hemp-derived CBD, there are three kinds of options currently on the market: full-spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate.
Like cannabis-derived CBD, full-spectrum hemp provides that entourage effect by offering a broader spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, while still keeping THC levels below 0.3%. In a study from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology, researchers found that full-spectrum CBD provided subjects with higher levels of relief, as compared to those who were administered CBD isolate.
Isolate focuses on just one cannabinoid: CBD. Isolate provides the purest form of this compound, which is made by extracting and isolating it from all other cannabinoids and terpenes. This means, you will not get any THC in products that contain CBD isolate. The pros? It’s tasteless, odorless, won’t show up on a drug test, and still provides some therapeutic benefits. However, as mentioned previously, will not have that relieving and synergistic quality that you get from full-spectrum. Those who are sensitive to THC and other cannabinoids may find that this is a great fit!
Broad spectrum is the perfect combination of the other two: like full-spectrum, you’ll still get the other compounds that are found within the plant, but, like CBD isolate, the THC is completely removed. This means, you still get the entourage effect—thanks to the hundreds of other cannabinoids and terpenes available—but absolutely no psychoactive effects.
Most of the products we carry here at Goddess at full-spectrum or broad-spectrum. We love what we do and are happy to answer any questions you may have about CBD!